Three-time Juno Award nominated folk-rocker Del Barber will entertain in Red Deer on Sept. 15.
The native Winnipegger is being brought in to play at the Elks Lodge at 6315 Horn Street by the Central Music Festival Society.
When Del Barber began writing the 12 songs on his eighth album, Almanac, he adhered to a prairie aesthetic. The record follows Barber’s acclaimed 2021 album Stray Dogs: Collected B- Sides Vol. 1, made during the height of pandemic restrictions.
“I want my work to be seen as subtle,” Barber says. “I want my statements to come across as questions rather than decrees.”
Writing Almanac on his farm 400 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg “felt like spring,” said Barber, who wanted the atmosphere in the studio to be spontaneous and collaborative — traits that shine through on Almanac’s lively, unpolished sound.
He added, “There were no grand intentions, just an aim to get good friends and players together and record a pile of my songs… I really wanted to enjoy the process, not think too hard, and just keep it simple and honest” and let the songs speak for themselves.
For more information about the 8 p.m. show, please visit centralmusicfest.com.